One of the great help I have discovered along the way, and very important to keep in mind, is to be honest with oneself. Honesty is a great help and a very good spiritual practice. Honesty is not perfection. It is about not cherishing false values and false ways. Openness of mind and honesty is integrity, [...]
What is Peace? Peace is not enjoying pleasure, in absence of problems, untouched by pain. Peace is not just an absence of problems enjoying pleasures without any pain. It is not gained by realizing desires and avoiding worries. True peace is inner joy, free from the excitement of any ‘cup of champagne’. It is a very [...]
Your mind is dreaming and you are taking it to be real. Everyone is doing the same thing. All these mental worlds are colliding with each other. No wonder we don’t get along very well. Waking up from the dream is to recognize who you are.
Here is a beautiful song of surrender to the Master. Composed by a devotee of Sri Ramana, Manavanasi Ramaswami. “You are our only refuge, oh Master. To whom could we turn if not to You? To whom could we go? Come, come because I cannot bear any longer a single moment without You. Come at [...]
When you really look closely, you may discover that the ‘you’, you believe to be, your idea of you, has no existence at all. There is no ‘me’ and what you discover is that ‘what you are’, ‘what the I is’, is non existing. And that is the truth! ‘I’ is a mirage. Therefore ‘I’ can [...]
Awakening is a re-orientation. The awaken state is always present, it is our real permanent nature. What spoils the game and deny us the conscious experience of the awaken state is a deviation of subjectivity onto a concept, on what is unreal. This concept is an ‘apparent’ mental object arising in consciousness. And it is this [...]
Lord Buddha was once asked by a man, "What form of meditation do your monks use?” Buddha responded, "We sit. We walk. We eat.” The man said, "We all sit, walk and eat!” Buddha replied, "Yes, I know. But when we sit we are fully aware of sitting. When we walk we are fully aware of [...]
Connection with the universe Discriminating between what is yours and what is mine it’s a useless habit. If you go on like this you will loose the way. Everything in the universe it belongs to me, it is mine! because I Am the entire universe! Only a free mind can understand this, a mind that is [...]